Yousuf Karsh Photography

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Yousuf Karsh, (Armenian name: Hovsep Karsh; December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer best known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century.

An Armenian Genocide survivor, Karsh migrated to Canada as a refugee. By the 1930s he established himself as a significant photographer in Ottawa, where he lived most part of his adult life, though he traveled extensively for work. His iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill was a breakthrough point in his 60-year career, throughout of which he took numerous photos of known political leaders, men and women of arts and sciences. Over 20 photos by Karsh appeared on the cover of Life magazine, until he retired in 1992.

Ernest Hemingway

Charles de Gaulle

Andy Warhol

Humphrey Bogart

Gérard Depardieu

W. H. Auden

Muhammad Ali

Albert Einstein

Winston Churchill

Elizabeth Taylor

Albert Schweitzer

Jacques Couseteau

Vladimir Nabokov

Marian Anderson

Marcel Marceau

John F. Kennedy

Mikhail Gorbachev

Alfred Hitchcock

Winston Churchill

Joan Crawford

Henry Fonda

Walt Disney

Albert Einstein 

Alberto Giacometti

Grace Kelly

Joan Miró

George Bernard Shaw

Jean Sibelius

Fidel Castro

Audrey Hepburn

Georgia O’Keeffe

Albert Camus

Pierre Trudeau

Robert Frost

Eleanor Roosevelt

Yul Brynner

Pablo Casals

Anna Magnani

Joan Crawford

Anita Ekberg

Brigitte Bardot

Helen Keller

Sophia Loren

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